KILLADELPHIA: 1 More Dead Since U Went To Bed

skeleton-running.gifPolice had no initial suspects and no immediate motive in a Wednesday night shooting in North Philadelphia that left a 17-year-old dead, and a 49-year-old man wounded in stable condition. The incident happened around 9:45pm near 24th Street and Lehigh Avenue. The 17-year- old male was dead on arrival at Temple University Hospital. The 49-year-old man was admitted to the same hospital with a leg wound. [via KYW]

RELATED: This just in from Jeff Deeney in the comments section. “We moved a client off this block (Judson Street) last year, she said they had to keep all their beds as close to the center of the house as possible because bullets used to come through the walls at night. Nasty, nasty neighborhood, that one. The one blessing is that corner kids tend to not be so good at hitting targets. So the homicide map isn’t necessarily the best indicator of how warlike a neighborhood is. This is the first homicide on Judson this year but you’ll notice 8 shootings so far in a block radius from this intersection on the shooting map. The shooting map, of course, only documents when someone got hit, so even that isn’t a very good indicator of how many random gun firings or gun battles go down where no one got hurt. If you’re living on a block like this, it doesn’t matter if nobody got hurt in a gun battle if the bullets came through your front window. The woman I know who lived on this street reported never being able to go out after dark and rarely being able to let her children go out at all. I guess I’m saying it’s worse than the numbers would lead you to believe. There’s a lot of metal flying around out there and it terrorizes the people living on the block whether it hits someone or not.”


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